MDQ Fest Round-Up 4: Western, Wajib, Invisible & The First Lap

Notes from the 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival

by Benjamín Harguindey

The 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival runs November 17-26 and we continue to review the movies competing in the festival’s International Section. The final round-up includes Western (Valeska Grisebach, Germany), Wajib (Annemarie Jacir, Palestine), Invisible (Pablo Giorgelli, Argentina) and The First Lap (Kim Dae-Hwan, South Korea).

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MDQ Fest Round-Up 3: Lucky, Disaster Artist, Shape of Water and Outrage: Coda

Notes from the 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival

by Benjamín Harguindey

The 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival runs November 17-26 and today we cover movies being shown outside competition: Lucky (John Carroll Lynch, USA), The Disaster Artist (James Franco, USA), The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro, USA) & Outrage: Coda (Takeshi Kitano, Japan).

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MDQ Fest Round-Up 2: Primas, Les Gardiennes, 5 Therapy & The Silence of the Wind

Notes from the 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival

by Benjamín Harguindey

The 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival runs November 17-26 and we continue to review the movies competing in the festival’s International Section. Today’s round-up includes Primas (Laura Bari, Argentina), Les Gardiennes (Xavier Beauvois, France), 5 Therapy (Alisa Pavlovskaya, Ukraine) and The Silence of the Wind (Álvaro Poce Centeno, Puerto Rico).

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MDQ Fest Round-Up 1: Thelma, Columbus, Ramiro & Good Luck

Notes from the 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival

by Benjamín Harguindey

The 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival runs November 17-26 and we’ll be reviewing the movies competing in the festival’s International Section. Today’s round-up includes Thelma (Joachim Trier, Norway), Columbus (Kogonada, USA/South Korea), Ramiro (Manuel Mozos, Portugal) and Good Luck (Ben Russell, France/Germany).

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Review: Sing Street (2016)

Pop goes the world… and Ireland.

by Alejandro Turdó

Being a teen from the slumbs in 1980s Dublin, ruled by the economic misadventures of the era might have been definitively rough… try adding falling head over heels for the prettiest girl in town to the equation. Another (off-competition) review from the 31st Mar del Plata International Film Festival.

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Review: Under the Shadow (2016)

An Iranian horror movie in the vein of The Babadook.

by Benjamín Harguindey

A remake of the Australian The Babadook (2014) – one of the few original indie horror films to break out into cult success these past few years – was almost bound to happen, but you probably thought you’d see the Hollywood version before Iran had a go at it. To be fair Under the Shadow (2016) isn’t exactly a remake, but it does take one too many cues from it.

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